A trip to the big city, whether London or New York, always warrants a trip to the theatre for a legendary show experience. But cruise lines are pulling out all the stops to make journeys at sea more entertaining than ever before – bringing Broadway right to you. This year, you can enjoy cruises to some of the most popular destinations in the world and relax onboard in the evening with the delights of a professional West End style production. Here are the top shows you can catch this year on the high seas.
Possibly one of the best-known and most well-loved shows in history, rock ’n’ roll musical Grease makes everyone feel young again. Embark upon Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas for a front-row seat to a night of high-school rebellion and bobby-soxing. Unexpectedly reunited after a whirlwind summer romance, Danny and Sandy struggle to adjust their relationship to the school-life dynamic, with clique rivalries threatening to tear them apart. Set to a soundtrack of teddy boy crooning and irresistibly upbeat rock, Grease is a non-stop dance-off for all to enjoy.
Taking up its most recent residence on Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Sea, Cats is one of Lloyd Webber’s most imaginative and endearing musicals. Bringing the quirky poetry of T.S. Eliot to life, the show depicts the night of the Jellicle ball – an annual feline festivity – throughout which loyalties are tested and new friends are made. A masterpiece of design, costume and choreography, Cats must be seen to be believed.
This feel-good Broadway hit makes sure that Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas really lives up to its moniker. The funky and fun-loving Mamma Mia! Set in motion a modern trend for the jukebox musical, and brought around a new generation of ABBA fans, with its electric reincarnations of Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus’ greatest compositions. Sophie is preparing to get married on a gorgeous Greek island, and wants her father to walk her down the aisle – only problem is, her father could be one of three men, and nobody knows which.
With the introduction of Broadway and West End shows onboard, you can enjoy a more eclectic cruising experience than ever before, while taking full advantage of all the luxury services, dining and drinks available right there at your seat. Look into the latest entertainment offerings when booking your next cruise.